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FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
to sniping, speaker boehner and nancy pelosi and others going back and forth, that leads me to believe that things are falling apart, do you get that sense? >> we see here -- hear they are negotiating, we'll get a deal, then we hear the fighting going on, if the fighting continues, we're not getting a deal. i don't want a deal if it is just the same old deal that is not good for america. neil: do you worry, as i guy has been around the neck of the woods for a few years, that republicans are losing their verve. some more conservative members ve said we lost an election but we did not los everything that we stand for, yet, everything i hear talked about, are concessions on part of the republicans about revenues, but not so much about spending cuts, where does that put us. >> if we lose our core prciple, reigning in spending and creating, be the job creators we'll lose our way the republicans. neil: you don't see the makings of a deal? we're tries to get a sense of the structure right now. you have to have the broad outline of the deal within a couple of days, anything later, gets to belo
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
. there are a lot of hurdles to cross. >>neil: nancy pelosi was criticizing speaker boehner, and speaker boehner and the president for not putting up numbers. they are back to sniping the that is not good. >>guest: there are open lines of communication, and there are conversations going on. >>neil: you mean they just don't hang up on each other? >>guest: it is better than that. there is a huge difference between talking and coming closer to an agreement. >>neil: were you noon those that said don't touch entitlements? >>guest: i don't know what you are referring to. >>neil: this remain eight democratic congressmen and senators, obviously you were not, i apologize, they said don't touch entitlements. this is not the time to do that. >>guest: the issue with entitlements. medicare, first, the sure is not whether we should. >> chief savings in medicare, the debate is over how we do it. >>neil: you do not think it should be part of this process? >>guest: we can find saving. but not by passing the costs and risks on to the backs of seniors, by looking for better ways to do it. you look at the president
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
of beneficiaries, our leader nancy pelosi was very clear. it's a question of math. you simply don't get the revenue or kind of savings. logically, i think what americans think about this, who is at fault for the rise? is it the beneficiary? going after the person receives the benefits, and that's the way to balance the budget? if we are at 17% of gross domestic product for health care and our closest competitor is at 10% and as universal health care, if you think we have full room to drop the costs? you think there are a lot of inefficiencies in the system? when you look at medical devices and pharma and doctors and insurance, yes, there's room. as we lead up to the exchange that will be put in place in 2014, that's where we should be working. here's the compromise. the exchange opens in 2014. this is a republican designed concept where you allow the free market and competition to take place. and a lot of good benefits, many of which are in effect already, including dealing with pre- existing conditions, capping costs so no one has to lose their house over health care, providing for screening and p
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
and nancy pelosi held duelling news conferences slamming the other side for not taking the looming crisis seriously. >> this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that's threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> we've had time. the president has given the republicans flexibility to come up with a credible, specific plan. what they offered in return was an empty letter lacking in specifics. >> meanwhile, vice president biden is having lunch with several middle class americans who would see their income taxes go up if the tax cuts are not extended. all of this comes as the first jobs report since the election exceeded expectations. the u.s. economy added some 146,000 jobs last month. that was enough it to drive the unemployment rate down to 7.7%. joining me to talk about all of it, florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz and she chairs the democratic national committee. good friday afternoon to you. >> thank you. >> john boehner said today that democrats' plan is to, quote, slo
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
the wealthy. nancy pelosi was here last night talking to the president, i'm told. we are working this issue very hard, alex, as you're probably aware, trying to figure out the state of play here. there isn't much movement here. there wasn't a lot of information to share. everyone in washington that's close to this es being very cagey. the president is actually out golfing right now. i'm told john boehner the speaker has stayed in town this weekend, somewhat unusual for him. but as far as we can see, no movement, alex. >> okay. mike, now don't go too far. you're coming back as one of our esteemed guests in today's big panel. about 1:45. you're going to get all the hard questions. it's all coming your way. we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> the fiscal cliff is not just a concern for americans as my next guest learned on a recent trade mission to china where he was pat of a conference organized by former u.s. treasury secretary hank paulsen. joining me now, philadelphia mayor michael nutter here in studio. good day to you. >> good seeing you, alex. >> tell me first of all what was the miss
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
thank you. nancy pelosi leads the democratseads in the house of representatives. we're pleased to have her with this m us.good good morning. >> good morning. >> where are these negotiations? when they were bargaining over the grand bargain you gave the the president and your caucus did cus d room to go in there and negotiate. he has that i assume, again, sosume he can put spending cuts and cuts and entitlement cuts on the table.he presi >> the president knows our views, sha views, shares our values. we respect his leadership and there's a recognition that he he may need our votes.e's n >> but there's no red line for you and the democrats in the use. house. you want the president to make a deal and deal and lay out what he can do.do. >> that is true. t however, we want what happens toe of the be fair and to work.e and one of the things we object to is raising the medicare age. red >> it's not a red line for you?g that >> it's something that says don't go there because it doesn't produce money. what others, what do we need?here? reneed resources, we need cuts and we need grow
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. >>> well, the closely-watched monthly unemployment report released this morning was better than expected. the economy added 146,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7%. coming up at 7:15, how this morning's job report impacts thefully negotiation -- impacts the fiscal cliff negotiation. >>> a youth group visiting florida got robbed. the group made of you of 24 teenagers and said they were eating in a restaurant in fort lauderdale, florida about an hour after they arrived for a weekend youth conference. they say thieves stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them. so they were able to spend last night in a hotel. we have no word yet if that group will return to oakland today. >>> funeral services will be held this weekend for two teenaged girs shot to death in oakland last month. funeral services will be held for ra chef at cooper's -- raquel at cooper's and the girls were found last month near brookdale park. they had been shot as many as 36 times
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm EST
it here, and it's very, very discouraging. gerri: o what you torespondto what nancy pelosi had tosay about hostage-ting today. pretty dramatic comments. th is nncy pelosi. >> the republicans are sayg that rather than pasing that they want to hold it hostage, giving an additional ax cut to people maing oer $250,000 a year. that i not negotiating. that is hostage-taking. gerri: how would you repondo that? >> wel i would respond by saying that it is just the opposite of that in my opinion. the hostage-taking right now is that this presidenthas drawn a line in the sand. he's onltalking out one side ts equation. we have crisis here in washington. are spendg currently a trillion dollars more than we are bringing in. this president under hs first four years increase the size of our federal government spending by 25 percent, and now he's king for more stimulus money. unfettered control. this really is a hostage situation, and thiis not wha the american people need. we have million americans looking f jos, searching for jobs. we don't need to add dditional taxes. gerri: coerswoman, look. t
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
back for what we fought for. >> nancy pelosi says no matter how many ways republican workers try to spin it right to work is bad for our economy and bad for the middle class. it has nothing to do with ex handing workplace minimums. over the weekend union organize nierzs continue to prepare their members for take to go the streets this week staging demonstrations against the measure. if the vote goes through tomorrow will will deal a significant blow>> now it is time to look whose talking in this morning's congress is talking. if you do as usual they aren't agr agreeing. congressman took to the airwaves to attack what he called the president's bait and switch tax hike that could push it over the fiscal cliff. >> if he would do what he said before the election as oppose to do the bait and switch what republicans like is like jerry bro brownicing t cooking the footba. >> the talk of taxes is almost irrelevant to the size of the trillions and trillions of debt. >> unwilling to compromise the democrats new york center chuck schumer said republicans should go ahead and make his day. >>
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
forward and challenged the president's plan. democratic leader nancy pelosi told me last night, ceos have been very understanding of the plan set forth by the white house. the business community is willing to accept rate increases. they are really making more concession than john boehner. eric cantor says republicans are not going to adjourn this year until a deal is reached. is that a sign of early capitulation? he knows republicans can't go home to their districts with absolutely nothing to show for it. that's not what the american people voted for. john boehner says he's willing to stick around town to get a deal done? >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president, to get serious about solving this problem. >> but president obama says john boehner's presence is not the solution, it's the problem. >> the holdup right now is that speaker boehner took a position, you think the day after the campaign, that said, we're willing to bring in revenue, but we're not willing to increase rates. and i've just explained to you why we don't think that works. >> se
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
none other than majority leader nancy pelosi. listen to her advice to mr. boehner. >> do you know what it was like for me to bring a bill to florida to fund the war in iraq? it's tough. but you have to do it. so is the point that you don't want to put your members on the spot? figure it out. we did. figure it out. >> figure it out. sound advice. >> we did. [ laughter ] >> it's true, i think that pelosi, that example, is a really vivid one, if nothing else. considering the opposition that the democrats had. the compromise that she had to make. and, as i said, there are compromising going on that we don't know about. a lot of what boehner is doing is posturing in order to appeal to people on the base and to donors. he needs to look like he fought the good fiegts. in public, it needs to look like he's really standing up for conservative principles, however confused those may be. and, in private, he may be making deals. he's known to be a man who is good at that kind of politics. this is sort of the thing where it is interesting to see that the republicans are making a bet that this postur
Current
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
and nancy pelosi has said the same thing. and why i wonder -- why is this on the table? this is paul ryan's idea. >> yeah, two parts to this. the first part during the election we talked about the $760 billion worth of savings that we had from medicare and the republicans railed against them as cuts and now they are asking to cut medicare. they want to protect your medicare and try to take money out of it at the same time. the second part -- >> stephanie: go ahead. >> oh sorry. >> stephanie: please phlegmy mcphlegmyson go ahead. >> you push people out in to the private insurance market and their premiums are going to be high, and it will raise generally for everybody. so not will it cost shift on to seniors who may forgo medicare because they can't afford it, but it ends up raising the price of the insurance market overall. >> stephanie: and it is one of those things politically that oh, that seems reasonable, and a concession we could make. but once again, they lost. a leading medicare expert says this has surpricing ripple effects. and the justification is people ar
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 8:00am PST
and that's part of how we should go forward. jenna: that was house minority leader nancy pelosi late last month,g democrats in congress support ad trillion dollars in federal spending cuts. with so much of the fight over that looming fiscal cliff focusing on tax rates we want to look at that claim, that claim specific to spending to see how it stands up with the facts. doug mckelway is live in washington with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning, jenna. the republicans claim democrats are solely focused on raising tax rates not spending cuts. democrats counter what we heard from nancy pelosi. democrats agreed to over a trillion dollars in cuts as part of the budget control act in 2011. indeed hear is the document. letter from cbo to spiker boehner laying out $915 billion in cuts between 2012 and to 21. the brookings institution it is a fact, she says pelosi was right. listen up. >> there are two different conversation going on about these numbers. one is about the cuts that are already embedded in law which is evidently what nancy pelosi was talking about and they are absolutely
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
right now. as we speak, house minority leader nancy pelosi is giving her briefing this morning. weep put that up for everybody to see. when we talk about where we are in the staging of all of this, all the drama, the back and forth, the clock ticking, americans truly watching this, you think that the house would be in session today but you all closed up house day early, streamed out yesterday in a walkout. what gives? how do you explain this to the american people when they expect you should be at work trying to resolve this? >> i'm not sure you would call it a walkout. we're waiting for the president to act. we have laid something on the table and we continue to be stalemated by the president and his administration. i am so disappointed that the treasury, geithner, said yesterday they're willing to go off the fiscal cliff and they're notle to negotiate and put something on the table. we've put a good faith effort on the table and you know what, the president is the leatheaet lead. i expect him to be in washington rather than out campaigning. the campaigning is over. it's time to sit at
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
elections are. collective bargaining. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi pointed out jim demint was one of the ringleaders in voting down the u.n. treaty for people with disabilities this week. >> that was one of the saddest days, so anyone who was a party to that, well, i wish them well wherever they are going and hope that we can have more of our values represented there. >> it was demint and his tea party allies who pushed the country to the brink of default back in 2011. this is what demint told abc news about republicans who tried to strike a debt deal. >> what happens if -- what happens to republicans who go along with a debt ceiling increase? if they go along with the debt ceiling increase without a balanced budget amendment and the kind of stuff you're talking about? >> i think for the most part they're gone. it would be the most toxic vote we could take. >> demint's far right ideology is a key reason nothing gets done in this congress. house speaker john boehner is currently being pressured by demint and his followers to refuse any debt deal with tax increases. demint was on ru
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
? >> reporter: a very interesting moment when the former democratic house speaker nancy pelosi had blunt advice for the current republican house speaker in terms of learning how to get his caucus together to find a deal that can actually pass congress and that the president will sign and those blunt words were, quote, figure it out. sources of both parties say a tuesday evening phone call between the president and speaker boehner did not go well. >> well, the president and i had a deliberate call yesterday and we spoke honestly and openly about the differences that we face. >> cnn has learned at least part of the reason why. tuesday's gop counteroffer included a renewed explicit call for a, quote, permanent extension of bush era tack cuts for the top 2% of americans. according to a democratic source familiar with the language. the democratic source argued that proposing to permanently extend tax cuts for the wealthy that the president calls a nonstarter shows that republicans are either, quote, unwilling or unable to make an offer they can pass and the president will sign. >> those magic beans
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
nancy pelosi. ms. pelosi: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank you for yielding, mr. miller. i know that we have a time limitation so i will begin by associating myself with the remarks of congresswoman eshoo who speak so -- spoke so beautifully and knowledgeably about our colleagues who are leaving from -- who are from california, who are leaving. i rise today to thank my colleagues who are friends and our partners from the great state of california. the members we honor in this special order, i'm going to just do this because it's way down low. demonstrate the extraordinary divert of our great -- diversity of our great state. they hail from the greater los angeles area to san diego. they bring california's wide range of interests and aspirations to the floor of the house every day. working side by side with the entire california delegation, their service, our service has been -- has strengthened the golden state, the commitment of our departing members has strengthened the congress, their achievements have advanced the character of our country. each of these members has brought a unique v
Current
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
? >> i believe it was yesterday. >> stephanie: discharge petition, you heard nancy pelosi talking about this. to vote on the middle class tax cuts in the house. he joins us now. good morning representative. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> stephanie: was it yesterday you filed it? >> we filed it at noon yesterday. we've got over 150 folks signed on. >> stephanie: that's awesome. so just talk to us about what you think is going to happen and on what timeframe. >> well what it is -- what we're saying is yes, there's a lot of big issues to take care of. we all agree we're not going to let tax rates increase on those families making less than $250,000 which is, of course, everybody gets that break on their first $250,000 and 98% of people don't make that much. we said let's pass that. take that off the table. then come back to this other to end the drama. >> stephanie: what it does, it brings the senate past middle class tax cuts which president obama said he will sign immediately to the house. >> what w
Current
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> bill o'reilly. >> stephanie: all right. representative nancy pelosi. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter. lacking in specifics. >> stephanie: all right. boehner, this was after the meeting on friday. at the white house. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. >> it is clever. >> stephanie: jim's impression is slightly more drunk than boehner sounds. >> can we hear that again? >> stephanie: yes. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> there's no progress to report. ha ha! >> stephanie: he's drifting into tom delayish territory. >> wow! >> conservatives saw the savagery of 9-11 and the effects in the tax -- prepared for war. liberals saw this -- savagery of 9-11 of the tax and wanted to prepare indictments. and offer therapeutic understanding for our attackers. that's not slander. that's the truth. >> that is a totally drunk uncle. oh god. >> kids these days. >> stephanie: i like the ones where he takes four tries at th
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
boehner and nancy pelosi on the so- called fiscal cliff negotiations. >> why the institute? >> it is very important within the culture. we are a culture of words, voices. words are key to our imagination, our capacity to envision. we ourselves are not completely tied to print on the page of writing. i think that there is no other art form that is so readily accessible. it is something in literature that just captures the human spirit. >> this weekend, join "book tv" as we look behind the scenes at the history and literary life of new york's capital city, albany. saturday on c-span 2. and on "american history" on c- span 3. >> not the economic impact on the u.s. economy and american competitiveness and the proposal to allow more skilled workers to remain in the u.s. the conversation includes senator mark warner. this event is being hosted by the university of virginia oc miller center -- virginia's miller's center. [applause] >> thank you, distinguished guests. welcome to the national press club. it is our fifth annual meeting of the conference on the world economy. i would like to pay spe
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
. thank you for your attention to this appointment. signed sincerely, nancy pelosi, house democratic leadership. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the house will stand in recess subject t and his plan does not begin to solve our debt crisis. it increases spending. our plan meets these standards, cuts spending and paves the way for real job growth in our country. in the five weeks since we signaled our willingness to forge an agreement with the president, he's never put forth a plan to meet these standards. frankly, that's why we don't have an agreement today. the longer the white house slow walks this discussion, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff and the more american jobs are placed in jeopardy. >> good morning. lings -- the president said on a daily basis that we should be passing a balance plan. but we continue to hear only discussion on one side of the ledger. it's always been about tax rates increases and nothing about spending. we insist, let's talk about a balanced plan, where are your proposals for spending cuts. even his advisors say a
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
of the negotiations of 2011 when you had boehner, mcconnell, nancy pelosi all in one ba bainer and the president who were on the phone meeting privately. they could go fwook their constituents and boehner could go to eric cantor and see what kind of deal they could get. but that was the dynamic that came the closest. >> they didn't have control of their parties basically right? does john boehner have more control? >> they think obama can get anything through the house of representatives. but everything that has happened since the election all of the moves in the republican caucus have been about boehner consolidating control over that tea party caucus that didn't allow boehner to get a deal in 2011. >> there will be some criticism about it being two people at the table. will they get a deal done? >> i think there's some criticism from republicans about secret negotiations. i hate to break to to people in washington, but all negotiations over policy are secret in washington. that's how legislation gets done. you have to be in a room with negotiators to cut a deal. i wouldn't fret. >> they get critici
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
but certainly doesn't mean they will get a deal. interesting all the other leaders, nancy pelosi, harry reid, mitch mcconnell, they're all out. in the end it will be the president and the leader of house republicans speaker boehner and they will have it make a deal both sides can live with. martha: for all intents and purposes john boehner continues to say that he will not raise taxes on that top 2%. that he wants that revenue to come in the form of changing deductions and loopholes. the president says exactly the opposite. so one side is going to have to give. any bet which side it is likely it be? >> on that issue i think the republicans are going to have to give. it was a key issue in the election. and remember, it's unsustainable i think politically for boehner, forget the economics of this. i know people say that should be the only issue here. let's talk about the politics of it. it is unsustainable for boehner and the republicans to be in a position where they are blocking a tax cut for 98% of the americans because they want it protect tax rates of the top 2%. that may be right or wron
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am PST
to do? you going to borrow it from china? alisyn: i mean, you know, nancy pelosi's taken a lot of heat for that famous saying, you have to pass the bill to figure out what's in the bill. but now that seems haunting, because the fact that even senators now are saying, whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down, we want some of these things repealed. >> 17 democrats in the senate including senator-elect elizabeth warren from massachusetts. 17 democrats in the senate with three weeks to go before this tax is imposed suddenly realize this is going to cost a lot of money, it's going to hurt my voter, it's going to hurt the device industry. please delay it. all of a sudden. alisyn: maybe they should have read it. >> but it was very long. alisyn: it was long. [laughter] you've got that right. stu varney, thanks so much for parsing all of this. >>> meanwhile, a violent political power struggle on the streets of one major u.s. ally, but as both sides protest in egypt, there's also a push to legitimize some hard-line islamist groups. so in three minutes we'll check in for a live report from the heart of the cr
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
don't see mitch mcconnell or nancy pelosi. you see john boehner, the speaker of the house, the republican leader, and the president. >> we're going to have all the latest of all the week's politics, sunday on "this week." james carville, and mary matalin and paul krugman join george will on our powerhouse roundtable. elizabeth? >>> now, to the latest scare for john mcafee, who is wanted for questioning in a murder in belize. he collapsed at the detention center where he was being held. he was rushed to the hospital. at first, they thought he might have suffered a heart attack. he's back in detention. and matt gutman is in guatemala city with the latest twist in this bizarre case. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. i spoke to john mcafee last night. he said his attorneys are working on five separate actions that could delay his deportation to belize, at least by a couple of days and free him from this detention center. and it follows what was arguably the most bizarre day in his month-long run from the law. [ sirens blaring ] instead of being deported
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
leader nancy pelosi and let the republican civil war begin. it doesn't even matter whether boehner gets deposed as speaker. either way, the republican house would be neutered, giving obama a free hand to dominate washington and fashion the entitlement state of his liking. what should republicans do? stop giving stuff away. if obama remains intransigent, let him be the one to take us over the cliff, and then let the new house, which is sworn in weeks before the president, immediately introduce and pass a full across-the-board restoration of the george w. bush tax cuts. >> so i don't think that's inconsistent with anything that i just said. i agree with him 100%. what have i been saying for a week? do not cave. compromise. do not cave. if the president doesn't want to meet us halfway on massive entitlement cuts, on reforming those systems to save medicare and medicaid, social security, cutting defense, reforming the taxes, then do not meet -- if he doesn't want to meet halfway, but i've got to tell you, i am heartened with what i saw in the president's tone yesterday. i loved hearing him
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
. the president was here, but there were meetings yesterday. nancy pelosi came in and out. no one saw her. we thought reading the tea leaves maybe there would be some movement. there was some movement. the president is playing golf. haven't seen hide nor hair of john boehner. >> mike viqueira, thank you, good sir. for more insight into where all of this is headed and whether there could be a breakthrough, i'd like to bring in david jackson, white house reporter for "usa today," and the politics writer for "roll call." appreciate your time. david, what's your sense right now? how far apart are the two sides? >> i think they're closer than a lot of people think because as mike just mentioned the dispute the size of the tax increase on the wealthy. both sides have said they want to negotiate what that rate may be. as far as the republicans are concerned, they want more commitment from the white house for spending cuts particularly on entitlement programs like social security and medicare. one thing mike talked about the fact we haven't heard much from any of these guys the last few days. i think
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
americans. the house leader nancy pelosi asked to get them to put extending tax cuts for the middle class on the floor. do you have enough votes? guest: we don't have enough votes to get the discharge petition. discharge petitions often are not successful. the republicans are in a box. now they appear to be defending tax cuts for the rich even at the expense of tax cuts for 98% of americans. it's not a good place to be. but the backup position as a lot of danger in it. if we go back to the debt ceiling fight where we are willing to use that as an economic weapon of mass destruction to get our way and that is what the speaker is talking about the, using the debt ceiling divorce is you want a president with respect to the budget, there are enormous collateral damage consequences to using that tool. we would default. america has never defaulted. we came within a whisper of doing that in august and it led to the current credit downgrade for us in history. the debt ceiling is something republicans and democrats have grandstanded about. last august we went into new territory where it was a hard
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
carney from the white house press room, nancy pelosi, and harry reid saying we still want to see what they're willing to do before we move forward. it's the same line we've heard for a long time, we're just closer to the deadline now. >> in harry reid's comments he seemed to give an indication of a timetable. did he seem optimistic or pessimistic about getting it done? >> he seemed pessimistic, which was funny because speaker boehner said he was optimistic earlier today. he said there wasn't a huge likelihood of a deal before christmas but i think right now people are sort of trying to temper expectations and put patients' bill of rights on the other party. when you hear the senate majority leader saying that he doesn't think it's going to be a deal and then blaming republicans, i think that's posturing and gaining further cooperation whereas if the -- while the white house feels it has the upper hand. >> how is the white house characterizing these talks and back channel scutions between the president and speaker? >> the exact quote they keep giving over and over again is the lines of
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
by reported a sense tomko will not say nancy pelosi's discharge position on the middle and come bush tax cut his office tells me. >> guest: absolutely not. you don't sign a discharge position. they wouldn't be enough signatures to do it anyway. i point out the made her with speaker pelosi i didn't see any democrats signing many with cards and discharge positions and certainly never enough to get a bill out for years. that's not the right way to do it, but the idea makes a lot of sense. it doesn't violate anybody's situation, so at some point the two sets of come together. i think would make the rest of negotiations easier. each side gets a lot of credit. >> host: if you believe that, someone may cure you and say something or putting polity and politics ahead of what she believed. just go this a negotiation between the different sides and you can't have people freelancing. our chief negotiators of speaker. i have enormous confidence in him. he's come to agreements before. i recognize that. my advice is offered in private, leaked in public. i think whoever did that throw the press about the la
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
in medicare. that's number one. on senator mcconnell's list of things he'd like to see done. nancy pelosi is even talking about, you know, it's not about race. it's about revenue. it's about getting the money we need to reduce the deficit. so atmospherics are better. we've got a chance. >> it sounds a lot better. we also try and figure out what the plan actually looks like just in terms of the ratio of spending cuts to tax increases or revenue increases. and there've been a lot of people who've gone back and forth. it started out where we were probably closer to three to one back last summer. and i thought that was what simpson-bowles laid out. then i've also seen something that was circulating last week, suggesting that the simpson-bowles plan really called for a one-to-one ratio. is that true? >> no. what we did is, we took current policy at that time. current policy at that time and bush tax cuts from the top 2% expiring and we took that as the baseline, and then what we did is we reformed the tax code so we could broaden the base, simplify the code and we got about $1 trillion of new
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
after speaker boehner's news conference, house majority leader nancy pelosi spoke with reporters. she caught on the white house to vote on legislation to extend tax cuts for people making under $250,000 per year. >> just barely morning. good morning. three received the news that the economy has added 146,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. we marked the 33rd consecutive month of private-sector job growth. our economy is moving forward. it could be growing faster. the republican leadership should have taken up and passed some of president obama's java job initiatives and middle income tax cuts. having held of those initiatives, speaker boehner said, democrats are for walking the economy to the fiscal cliff, yet this is the same leadership that have the house in session barely a day this week. we have had the election. the president was clear in the campaign that he was advocating for the middle-income tax cuts, a tax cut which gives 100% of taxpayers a tax break, but it also asks the upper 2% pay their fair share. since the election, we have had time to come up wit
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